Board of Trustees Full of Fresh Faces

Orlando, FL - October 22, 2010 - The Orlando Science Center’s Board of Trustees has announced the election of ten new members.  Freshman trustees include Linda Ferrone, Vice President of North Highland; Robert Finfrock, Owner of Finfrock Industries; Mike Furey, Vice President of Finance for Universal Parks and Resorts; Nabil May, Senior Vice President of Hancock Bank; Jeff Sharon, Director of the Southeast US Philanthropic Management for the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch; Sam Miller, Senior Attorney at Akerman, Senterfitt; and Brian Shields, Meteorologist for WFTV, Channel 9.  Cindy Lou Hartig, Osceola County School Board member and Jacki Churchill, Chief Financial Officer of Orlando International Airport will serve as ex-officio trustees.

In addition, the Board of Trustees re-elected six members for another term. They are Stewart Clark, Vice President of Discovery Cove; Norbert Dean, Director- Sourcing and Procurement for Disney Worldwide Services, Inc; Steven Goldman and Jeffrey S. Pridmore, Vice President of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Joie Cadle, Orange County School Board and Lydia Gardner, Orange County Clerk of Courts will continue to serve as ex-officio trustees.

In the same meeting, Jeff Pridmore was elected Chair of the Science Center Board of Trustees. Joining him on the executive committee are Renato Barbon, Vice President of Darden Restaurants (Vice Chair); Scott Wilson, Audit Partner at RSM McGladrey (Treasurer); Peggy Smith-Herbst, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief Science and Health for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Secretary). Gretchen Penton, Director, Pediatric Primary Care Service Line Development and Strategic Planning, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Stewart Clark of Discovery Cove will serve as at-large members of the executive committee.  Sam Miller has agreed to serve as Board Council.  Ted Bradford, Senior Vice President of First National Bank of Central Florida will continue on the executive committee as immediate past chair of the board.

The Orlando Science Center is one of the most popular cultural institutions in Central Florida, which promotes learning and growth through hands-on experience and play to an average of 300,000 guests each year. The interactive exhibits, live programs, giant screen CineDome shows and Observatory make the Science Center a haven for discovery and fun. The Science Center also provides educational opportunities outside its walls, including field trips and outreach activities at schools and community centers.


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